The new Payment Directive PSD2 is due to enter into force in mid-September. Many merchants and customers do not feel well informed and poorly prepared.
September 4, 2019
The coveted award “Spiel des Jahres 2019” goes to a cooperative party game from Repos. Just One convinced the jury. The author of Just One, Bruno Sautter, proudly accepted the award.
July 31, 2019
Get a bargain on the Internet? This can also be quite a backlash. According to the consumer protection agency, four million consumers in Germany have already fallen victim to fake shops on the Interne…
May 28, 2019
For 40 years, the seal Blauer Engel has been the environmental label of the Federal Government. For consumers, the eco-label Blauer Engel serves as a guideline for sustainable purchasing. Now the seal…
May 15, 2019
Retail sales are expected to increase by two percent this year. But the good economic situation is not reaching everyone, according to the HDE.
May 10, 2019
Illegal toys account for the lion’s share of the European warning system EU Safety Gate. The DVSI (Deutscher Verband der Spielwarenindustrie e.V.) demands better controls.
May 9, 2019
On 30 April, BTE (Bundesverband des deutschen Textileinzelhandels e.V.) - Managing Director Jürgen Dax - retired. Dax’s successor as of 1 May is Dipl. Geographer Rolf Pangels.
May 2, 2019
The digital association Bitkom has taken a close look at the online shopping preferences of Germans. Smartphones and ratings are particularly important in e-commerce.
April 2, 2019
Sustainability is an important issue. At the first bio!TOY conference on 27 and 28 March, experts will discuss how this can also be achieved with plastic toys.
March 14, 2019
According to the German Trade Association, numerous new legal regulations at the beginning of the year represent burdens for companies. The interest representation wishes itself more free space of the…
January 31, 2019
At the beginning of the year, Oeko-Tex announced innovations for limit value requirements and substances in the textile industry. The stricter guideline values are intended to reduce environmental pol…
January 28, 2019
The BVS has a new managing director: Steffen Kahnt. After a good Christmas business, he is now facing the challenges of the toy industry in the coming year.
December 20, 2018
With the new five-point plan presented by the Federal Minister, Germany is taking another important step in the direction of plastics reduction and recycling. The German Trade Association supports the…
December 5, 2018
The most important sales driver for many retailers is just around the corner: the Christmas business. What are the best Christmas presents? The Luna Journal has been searching for promising toys and t…
November 7, 2018
The European Commission is planning an EU digital tax. This is in response to new forms of online business for which the current tax rules are not sufficient.
October 24, 2018